AMBERA WELLMANN
 

AMBERA WELLMANN
b. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia



EDUCATION

2016
MFA, University of Guelph, ON

2011
BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS

2010
Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

 

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019
Forthcoming, Lulu, Mexico City, MEX

2018
Projet Pangée, Montreal, QC

2017
Slipper, Ambera Wellmann & Shary Boyle, Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2016
Recent Works, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary AB
Clay Pigeon - Dupont Projects, Toronto ON


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Cthonic Rift, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany
SEED, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Yvonne Force
An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
Madmoiselle, Regional Centre for Contemporary Art, Sète, France, Curated by Tara Londi
Sanctuary for Families, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, NY
I’m Yer Virgil, Super Dutchess, New York, NY
Bio-perversity, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Ben Lee Ritchie Handler
  
2017
19th Annual RBC Painting Competition, National Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Come As You Are, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, QC
Now Playing, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary AB

2016
18th Annual RBC Painting Competition, Power Plant, Toronto ON
Triada: Arte Con Swing, Centro Cultural Casa Baltazar, Veracruz, Mexico, Curated by Scott McGovern
The Third Thing, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph ON, Curated by John Haney
A Specific Amalgam of Spirit and Dirt, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Curated by Keeley Haftner

2015
Autofeeling, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto ON
No Pressure, Capacity 3 Gallery, Guelph ON, Curated by Patrick Cruz

2014
So It Goes, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON
Capture, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax NS, Curated by Tom Smart and Peter Dykhuis

2013
Clouds, Page and Strange Gallery, Halifax NS
만원전 (10,000 ₩), Gallery Golmok, Seoul South Korea
The Sex Show, Gallery 1313, Toronto ON

2012
ERI5, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NS
This is Paradise, Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Fredericton NB

2011
BMO 1st Art!, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto ON
I Spy, VANS Corridor Gallery, Halifax NS



ART FAIRS 

2018
FIAC, Lulu Gallery, Paris, France
Material Art Fair, Ed Video, Mexico City, Mexico
Art Brussels, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
NADA NYC, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, New York, NY
Papier, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, QC

2017
Art Toronto, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Toronto ON

2016
Art Toronto, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Toronto ON



GRANTS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2018     
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2017    
Winner, 19th Annual RBC Painting Competition
Project Grant to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Grant

2016
Finalist, 18th Annual Canadian RBC Painting Competition
Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award
Canadian Federation of University Women's Scholarship
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2015
SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Creation Grant
University of Guelph College of the Arts Research and Travel Award

2014
Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, University of Guelph
College of the Arts Dean's Scholarship, University of Guelph
Dean's Material Bursary, University of Guelph
CSCE Emerging Artist Award Finalist
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2013
Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant
Artist in Residence Arteles Creative Centre, Finland

2012
Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage Creation Grant

2011
BMO 1st Art Regional Winner
Starfish Properties Award - First Runner Up

2010
NSCAD University Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence
Beacon Securities Scholarship
Takao Tanabe Painting Scholarship
Joseph Beuys Memorial Scholarship

2009
Nova Scotia Talent Trust Endowment
Robert Pope Painting Scholarship

2008
Robert Pope Foundation Scholarship
Millennium Foundation Scholarship

 

REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS
 

2018
"
To Paint a Love Poem" Anna Kovler, Arsenal Contemporary, Summer 2018
"La Belle et la Bête: Ambera Wellmann's Drawings", Meeka Walsh, Border Crossings Magazine, Issue 145, Vol.37, No.1
"Taking Care: Strategies of Wellness in 10 Emerging Art Practices", Amber Berson, Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2018

2017
CBC Arts, RM Vaughan, Fall 2017
"Interview with Ambera Wellmann" Jessica Baldanza, Studio Beat, Fall 2017
"The Surreal Body: Ambera Wellmann's Instagram" Tatum Dooley, Canthius Feminism & Literary Arts, Winter 2017
"These Extremely Uncomfortable Photographs are Guaranteed to Make You Squirm", VICE, Cosette Schulz, Winter 2017

2016
"Art in 2016: A View From Toronto", Merray Gerges, Canadian Art Magazine, December 2016
"Beauty and the Deferring and Balancing Beast", Meeka Walsh, Border Crossings Issue 135, Vol. 35, No.3
"Ambera Wellmann's Paintings and Posts", Jonathan Rotsztain, Visual Arts News, Fall 2016
"Atlantic Dispatches", Meredith Briden, Billie Magazine, Vol.2 Issue 1, Fall 2016
2016 RBC Painting Competition Exhibition Catalogue
The Pleasures of Density - Richard Rhodes

2015
Autofeeling Exhibition Catalogue with Essays by Jasmine Reimer & Aaron Weldon

2014
"Magic and Realism", Aaron Weldon, Visual Arts News, Summer 2014
"Capture 2014: Nova Scotia Realism", Doug Pope, Canadian Art Magazine, Summer 2014
"Realism Up For Grabs", Elissa Barnard, Chronicle Herald
Dalhousie University Art Gallery - Capture: Nova Scotian Realism Exhibition Catalogue

2013
"Head in the Clouds" Julie Sobowale, The Coast
"Artists Show Penchant for Overcast Skies", Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald

2012
"Uncanny Valley Creeps", Allison Saunders, The Coast
"Arts and Life", Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015
Painting I, Teaching Assistant (Professor Monica Tap), University of Guelph, ON    
Drawing I, Teaching Assistant (Professor Monica Tap), University of Guelph, ON

2014
Foundation Studio 1050, Teaching Assistant (Professor Sandra Rechico), University of Guelph, ON

2012
Figure Painting, Workshop Demonstration (Patrick Rapati) Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS

2009
Beckwith Painting Workshop, Instructor & Coordinator, Oxford, NS

2007
Sacred Art with Heart, Instructor, Halifax, NS



PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS & ARTIST TALKS

2016
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, NS, Painting Lecture
TrépanierBaer Gallery, AB, Artist Presentation



COLLECTIONS

Margaret and David Fountain
Nova Scotia Art Bank
RBC Corporate Collection
Stewart McKelvey Firm